Approximately 100,000 marine mammals and nearly 1 million seabirds become an entangled in and die from ocean trash each year. Visit The Marine Mammal Center starting December 1, and experience a magnificent art exhibit called The Ghost Below.
Artists Richard and Judith Selby Lang have created the first of multiple sculptures that will be displayed at the Center throughout 2012-2013 as part of an ongoing art exhibit using a unique medium: fishing nets, nearly 200 lb to be exact! The first sculpture is shaped into a creature-like form and the nets were extracted from the belly of a sperm whale carcass that scientists from the Center were examining. This beautiful, yet arrestingly haunting exhibit by these famous artists will immerse visitors with a powerful message of hope – we can make a difference to save our oceans and prevent ocean trash.
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Holiday Hours: The Marine Mammal Center is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is free and no reservation is required unless you have a group of 10 or more people!